A screening is a brief (less than 25 minutes) assessment of your child’s general developmental speech and language skills. The purpose of a screening is to determine if your child demonstrates age-appropriate speech-language skills or if further evaluation is warranted. An evaluation is an in-depth assessment of your child’s speech, language, fluency, play, social-pragmatic, and/or feeding skills. Following that assessment, a complete written report including recommendations is provided.
Every insurance plan is different. Before making an appointment, it is always a good idea to contact your insurance carrier to determine if your plan covers speech-language evaluation and therapy and if there are any qualifying conditions to receiving services. We can help you with questions to ask that may be helpful in determining coverage. Please call us to determine if you are in-network with your plan (301) 424-5200.
All children and families come to therapy with their own strengths, needs, motivations, and support systems. The rate at which a child moves through therapy is dependent upon all of these variables, and cannot be predetermined. Some children come to therapy for a very specific problem, and are discharged in a short time, while others have more long-term needs. These children may have goals that are updated and changed as improvements are noted in various areas.